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Guild Blog: Good Tenants, Bad Tenants … and Amateur Landords

GOOD TENANTS, BAD TENANTS… AND AMATEUR LANDLORDS A recent report by a leading Insurance Company claims that one in seven tenants break the rules of their leasing agreements. The most common offences include a failure to pay rent on time, smoking and keeping a pet; but perhaps of even more concern is that it is claimed that one in eleven (or almost 10%) of renters are living contract-free. 25%    Failing to pay rent on time (or at all)21%    Smoking in the property  18%    Keeping a pet in the property   17%    Damaging or making alterations to the … Continued

Guild Blog: How to Survive the Rental Market

HOW TO SURVIVE THE RENTAL MARKET An increasing number of people are now renting rather than buying. In fact, PwC has recently predicted that by 2025, 7.2m households will be in rented accommodation, compared to 5.4m in 2015. With rising house prices, first-time buyers are renting for longer in order to afford. But the rental market can also be a challenge. As with most things, it’s much easier once you’re prepared, so here’s an overview of what you can expect so you can sail through the rental market.  FlatmatesMany of us … Continued

Guild Blog: What is ‘Right to Rent?’

WHAT IS RIGHT TO RENT? As of the 1st February 2016, no tenancy can legally commence until the right to rent has been established. But what exactly is right to rent? Here is a very brief overview. Before a property is legally rented, all landlords have to confirm that the tenants have the right to rent residential property in the UK. And, under Section 22 of the Immigration Act 2014, landlords should not authorise an adult to occupy a rented property unless the adult is a British Citizen, is a … Continued

Guild Blog: What Should I Do When a Tenant Won’t Pay Rent?

What Should I Do When a Tenant Won’t Pay Rent?   You’ve found the perfect tenants, they’ve moved in without issue, and you’re expecting smooth sailing with the tenancy. But then you check your bank account and find that rent hasn’t been paid that month. What do you do? Guild Members share their expert advice to help in this tricky situation.    1. Communication  All of our agents agree that communication is key to keep track of payments and to resolve an issue with tenants. First of all, it is … Continued

Guild Blog: New Rules for Portfolio Landlords Now in Place

Are you a Portfolio Landlord?   Portfolio landlords – those with four or more mortgaged buy-to-let properties – now face more stringent checks by lenders when buying additional properties. Since the end of September, new portfolio lending rules issued by city watchdog the Prudential Regulation Authority mean that lenders must look at a landlord’s entire property portfolio when deciding whether to offer them a buy-to-let mortgage on a property. The rules have been introduced to provide lenders with greater certainty that landlords will definitely be able to afford any additional … Continued

JOPLINGS’ LANDMARK: Guild status for Joplings Property Consultants

PRESS RELEASE: 5th December 2016   Leading property consultancy Joplings is proud to announce that it has been awarded exclusive Membership of the prestigious Guild of Professional Estate Agents for Ripon and Thirsk.   The Guild is a nationwide network of approaching 800 leading estate agents, all dedicated to maintaining the very highest standards of professionalism and customer service. Guild Membership is traditionally only granted to one agent in a given area. This appointment means that Joplings has been judged to have met or exceeded The Guild’s exacting Membership criteria, … Continued

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